By Tim Kowols
The closure of Otumba Park Beach in Sturgeon Bay Thursday and advisories at four other beaches locally are reminders to take proper precautions if you are thinking about going in for a swim. The beaches were flagged for having elevated counts of bacteria, specifically E.Coli. Sue Powers from the Door County Health Department says it is safest for you to not even wade in the water if there is an advisory.
Regardless of water conditions, Powers reminds swimmers to wash their hands if they come out to eat something and to shower when they are done recreating in lakes and rivers. No beaches in Kewaunee County are currently in a health advisory, but you can find a full listing of beaches around the state and their conditions online with this story.